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George Christopher Chamberlain

George Christopher Chamberlain
birth: 12 May 1816 in New York
death: 6 Nov 1899, Pike, Co., IN
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

1st marriage: 13 Feb 1839, Knox Co., IN
Ophelia Cressa Stipe
birth: 1818, in Indiana to George Stipes and Mary Alton
death: 5 Jan 1862, in Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN
burial: Alton Cemetery, Palmyra Twp, Knox Co., IN

2nd marriage: about 1863
Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard
birth: 1833 to David B. Myers and Lucinda Downey
death: 1899
burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, near Monroe City, Knox, IN

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Ophelia Cressa Cripe:

  • Christopher Columbus Chamberlain, b. 1837, d. 1855
  • William J. Chamberlain, b. 1840, d, 1906, m. Charlotte Doane
  • George Joel Chamberlain, b. 1846, d. 1888, m. Sarah Ellen Harrell
  • Orisa Bossin Chamberlain, b. 1848, d. 1851
  • Cordelia Chamberlain, b. 1852, d. 1885
  • Anne E. Chamberlain, b. 1858, d. 1884, m. John W. Miles

Children of George Christopher Chamberlain and Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard:

  • Margaret Lucinda Chamberlain, b. 1864, d. 1938, m. William Clark Welton
  • George C. Chamberlain, b. 1866, d. 1908
  • Rosalie Chamberlain, b. 1870, d. 1889
  • Mary Summit, b. 1861, d. 1891, not a biological child of, but was raised by, George and Lucretia

George Christopher Chamberlain Lived In:

  • New York
  • Palmyra Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • Harrison Township, Knox County, Indiana
  • near Alford, Pike County, Indiana

Other Information:

As a young man, George Christopher Chamberlain, came to Knox Co., IN from New York, possibley Buffalo or Rochester. He started farming in Palmyra Township and later, perhaps after the death of Ophelia, bought a large farm in Harrison Twp.
After his marriage to Mrs. Lucretia D. (Myers) Ballard, George Christopher Chamberlain bought a farm near Alford in Pike Co., IN.
His obituary stated he was well known in both Knox and Pike counties.
The family was mostly Republican in their political views. Many family members belonged to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Two of George Chamberlain’s sons served the Union in the Civil War; William in Company E, 44th Indiana Infantry and Joel in Company I, 31st Indiana Infantry.

Submitted by:
Dee Schlesser
Email: mama.dee@twc.com

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Guy Eli Richison

Guy Eli Richison
b. 4 January 1895, Geneva, Adams County, Indiana, to Frank Albert and Sarah Jane (Davis) Richison
d. 3 April 1959, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Carrie Estella Stoner
b. 26 May 1895 to Jacob and Flora (Runkel) Stoner
d. 3 November 1978, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

Children with Carrie Estella Stoner:
• Reba C. (b. 1915) married Richard Myers
• James M. (1917-1995) married Vera [–?–]
• Guy Dale (b. 1920) married Evelyn Brinkel

Guy and Carrie lived in Wabash and Wayne townships in Jay County and all of their children were born there. They left Indiana in the 1930’s and moved to Montgomery County, Ohio for the remainder of their lives.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

James Stark

James Stark
b. 19 April 1839, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana, to Elijah and Elizabeth (Johnson) Stark
d. 15 July 1921, Newburg, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 3 May 1864, Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana
Hester Ann Ludwick
b. 10 July 1845, to Jacob and Hester (Myers) Ludwick
d. 15 September 1927, Grinnell, Poweshiek County, Iowa

Children with Hester Ann Ludwick:
• William Cornett (1865-1929) married Sophia Jane Love
• Mary Elizabeth (1866-1944) married (1) Willis Eugene Newton, (2) Porter Y. Fuller
• Anna Florence (b. 1868) married Newton John Morgart
• Elijah Ludwick (1872-ca. 1950) married Isadora Strickland
• Clarence Howard (1876-1955) married Ida Elizabeth Green
• Edith Viola (1880-1918) married Clarence Grubb

James was a deputy treasurer of Ripley County under his father. He enlisted in the 68th Indiana Regiment in 1861. In 1869, he, his wife, and three young children left Ripley County by covered wagon for Jasper County, Iowa.

Submitted by:
Willis H. Lowrey
Colorado Springs CO
E-mail: wlowrey846@aol.com

William Judd, Jr.

William Judd, Jr.
b. 4 September 1815, Reddes River, Wilkes County, North Carolina, to William M. and Sarah “Sally” (Shepherd) Judd
d. 27 January 1910, Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri

m. about 1835, Ohio
Charlotte Benefield
b. 5 October 1814, Ohio
d. 14 September 1893, Milan, Sullivan County, Missouri

Children with Charlotte Benefield:
• Perry C. (1842-1886) married (1) Caroline Tucker, (2) Elenor Myers
• John (1835-1836)
• Mary (1836-1860)
• Thomas Bell (1838-1895) married Martha W. Sebert
• James W. (b. 1839) married Mary J. [–?–]
• Uriah (1845-1846)
• Francis M. (1847-1848)
• Rubert (1848-1851)
• Joseph R. (1855-1935)

They came to Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, in 1836 and left in 1855.

Submitted by:
Diane Glidewell Fitzgibbons
Lee’s Summit MO
E-mail: sfitzgibbons@micro.com

James Hipsher

James Hipsher
b. 1 April 1849, Ohio, to Asrom and Mary (Myers) Hipsher
d. 15 April 1916, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan

m. 10 March 1868, Starke County, Indiana
Matilda Ellen Taylor
b. 2 April 1854, Van Wert County, Ohio
d. 14 March 1922, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan

Children with Matilda Ellen Taylor:
• Lottie M. married [–?–] Statler
• Lydia married [–?–] Palmer
• Mary Frances
• Ida Ellen married [–?–] Gowgill
• Irene married [–?–] Coon
• Alonzo
• Cleveland
• Charles W.
• Grace
• Alvin
• James A.
• Roscoe
• William

James came to Starke County, Indiana, in 1868 and lived in Oregon Township and Hamlet before emigrating in 1887 or 1888.

Matilda’s obituary also listed surviving children Mae Statler and Fred Hipsher. She was survived by 11 of 15 children.

Submitted by:
Cheryl Savage
Escanaba MI
E-mail: tazgal@skyenet.net

Thomas P. Hedrick

Thomas P. Hedrick
b. October 1808, Baltimore, Maryland, to Thomas E. and Eliza (Myers) Hedrick
d. 6 April 1892, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas

m. 6 August 1907, Baltimore, Maryland
Mary Maulden
b. 1818, Baltimore, Maryland
d. 4 December 1890, Beverly, Lincoln County, Kansas

Children with Mary Maulden:
• Frances
• Sarah
• Robert G.
• Thomas E.
• Samuel
• Anna Rebeccka

The family came to Laurel, Franklin County, Indiana, in 1835 and left after 1874.

Submitted by:
Patricia Toombs
Paradise Valley AZ
E-mail: dandptoombs@cs.com

Robert Bruce Bascom

Robert Bruce Bascom
b. 3 Nov 1839 at Switzerland County, Indiana to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter
d. 10 Mar 1907 at Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

Robert Bruce, Olive and Jessie Bascom gravestone

m/1. 1 Mar 1863 Switzerland County, Indiana
Margaret Littlefield
b. 25 Dec 1839 Indiana to Harvey Littlefield and Mary Ann Bovard
d. 15 May 1866
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

m/2. 4 Nov 1866 Ohio County, Indiana
Olive Bovard
b. 22 Feb 1847 Ohio County, Indiana to Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd
d. 10 Dec 1926 Cass Township, Ohio County, Indiana
bur. Littlefield Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Children with Margaret Littlefield:

  • Edward H. Bascom (6 Mar 1864-21 Mar 1944) m. Jennie L. Myers (1866-1951)

Children with Olive Bovard:

  • Willard Theodore Bascom (4 Jan 1868-30 Mar 1934) m. Susan Sanders (1870-1927) May 1891
  • Alice Luella Bascom (3 Mar 1869-19 Feb 1960) m1. John W. Cochran; m2. Benjamin Franklin Vanosdal (1859-1924)
  • Catherine Bascom (20 Aug 1871-)
  • Jessie Florence Bascom (7 Mar 1873-19 Oct 1904)
  • Josephine Bascom (29 Feb 1876-1964) m. Willard S. Tyler (1867-1940)
  • Grace Gertrude Bascom ( 6 Mar 1880-13 May 1929) m. Albert Conner (1870-1945)
  • Charlotte Bascom (1 May 1883-) m. William G. Miller (1880-)
  • Martha Bascom (18 Jul 1887-20 Feb 1952) m. Reuben Kittle (1884-1963)
  • Mary E. Bascom (18 Jul 1887-1973) m. John Dennis (1885-1961)

Robert Bruce Bascom was born in Switzerland County, Indiana in 1839 to Carley H. Bascom and Elizabeth Potter. He enlisted as a musician in the company band of the 16th Indiana Infantry. He mustered out on 23 May 1862 in Washington, D.C.

He first married Margaret Littlefield on 1 Mar 1863 in Switzerland County. Margaret died on 15 May 1866. They had one child, Edward H. Bascom. On 4 November 1866, Robert married Olive Bovard in Ohio County, Indiana. Olive was born in 1847 and was the daughter of Isaac C. Bovard and Ursula Shepherd. Robert and Olive had nine children and lived in Ohio County where Robert worked as a farmer and dry goods merchant.

Robert died on 10 Mar 1907 in Ohio County. Olive died many years later, in 1926, also in Ohio County. They were buried in Littlefield Cemetery in Switzerland County, Indiana, along with their daughter, Jessie Florence Bascom.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons
Fort Wayne, IN
E-mail: genwishlist@gmail.com